I picked up this book in ASDA for £2.49 yesterday, & haven't put it down. Tells true story of a teacher (author) of SN kids and her experiences with a v.disturbed but v.bright child. It is heartbreaking but inspirational. What can you do with a 6 yr old who almost killed a 3 yr old. Who's fault is it they are like that at 6? Would recommend it.
I just read this too - it was a present and I did think "oh, just the kind of cheery book I want to read on the train - NOT" but WOW, I was hooked from the first few pages. Fantastic book. Wish there was a sequel so we could find out what happens next with the little girl.
I have some similar books called "A circle of children" & "Lovey" that I read as a teenager, again involving a SN teacher who gets personally involved with one particular child - that child "made it" into "normal" adulthood - but her problems were'nt quite as severe at least.